Kennebec Valley Community College
92 Western Ave.
Fairfield, ME 04937
(207) 453-5000
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is a two-year, public institution in Fairfield, Maine. The school was established in 1969 by the Maine Legislature. TKVCC offers associate degree and certificate programs in several academic and professional development areas, as well as continuing education and business and industry outreach programs. The college has a student population of 2,529. KVCC’s student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1.

Programs Offered

KVCC offers more than 30 programs of study in areas such as allied health, business administration, computer information systems, education, general science, liberal studies, mental health, nursing, and trades and technology. Allied health programs include advanced emergency care, health information technology, massage therapy, medical assisting, phlebotomy, and physical therapist assistant. Business administration includes accounting and marketing and management options. Computer information systems students may choose from either computer-aided drafting and design or computer information systems. Education programs are available in autism spectrum disorders, early childhood education, or speech and language pathology. KVCC also offers trades and technology programs in applied electronics and computer technology, electrical line worker technology, energy services technology, and pulp and paper technology. The school provides online programs in business administration, early childhood education, health information technology, pulp and paper technology, mental health technology, computer information systems, general science, liberal studies, medical assisting, and radiologic technology.


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges has accredited Kennebec Valley Community College since 2003.


Admissions requires prospective students to turn in an application and a $20 processing fee. Students must also complete an assessment test — either the Accuplacer for specific college courses or the HOEBT and PAX-RN if the student is applying to a health or nursing program. Official high school transcripts, previous college transcripts, and immunization records are required as well. Specific programs may outline additional prerequisites.

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